According to the Alberta Association of Optometrists, eye strain is a growing concern as children head back to school with digital devices playing such a large role in homes and classrooms.
AAO Says Digital Eye Strain Is A Growing Concern At Home & In The Classroom
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Olds Institute Age Friendly Initiative Meeting
Age Friendly Committee Focus Group next week.
Chinook's Edge MOA with Alberta Teacher's Association
Chinook's Edge School Division and the Alberta Teachers' Association reached a Memorandum of Agreement this month.
Sundre RCMP Investigate Break & Enter To Local Business
Sundre RCMP are investigating following a break & enter to the Sundre IGA grocery store during the early morning hours of Friday, November 15th. The culprits fled the scene in a pick up truck and police are asking anyone who may have information related to this incident or can assist with identifying those responsible to contact Sundre RCMP at 403-638-3675.
Mitch Thomson Enters By-Election Race For Vacant Town Of Olds Council Seat
A candidate has come forward for the vacant town of Olds council position ahead of the nomination deadline on December 9th. 45 year old Mitch Thomson has lived in Olds for 10 years and is the Executive Director of the Olds Institute and the Chair of the Mountain View Child Care Society.
Alberta's Ag & Forestry Minister Says CN Rail Strike Adds More Troubles To Difficult Harvest.
Alberta's Agriculture & Forestry Minister Devin Dreeshen says the CN rail strike follows a difficult harvest for producers. About 32-hundred Canadian National Railway employees set up pickets on Tuesday, November 19th. Dreeshen adds, the Alberta government is asking for Parliament to address this strike. He says the Prime Minister needs to recall the House before December 5th.
2019 Agri-Trade Recap
Nearly 30-thousand people - 29,952 - attended Agri-Trade in Red Deer this year.
Canadian Association of Fairs & Exhibitions Honours Tami Gardner From Olds
The Olds Regional Exhibition's former long-time Executive Director recently received national recognition. At the Canadian Association of Fairs & Exhibition's 2019 Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia it was announced that Tami Gardner has been recognized with a Roll of Honour plaque for her distinguished service to the fair industry.
Rural Young Women In Politics Conference
A new organization called Rural Young Women in Politics will host its first conference this November in Calgary.
Hope 4 MVC Kids Society Marks 7th Anniversary
Just over $46-thousand dollars has been gifted to local families with children in medical need thanks to the Hope 4 Mountain View County Kids society. The non-profit and volunteer run organization headed into its 7th year of operation this month.
Olds RCMP Investigate Hit & Run At Canadian Tire
A hit & run occurred on November 16th in the Canadian Tire parking lot. Olds RCMP are investigating after it was reported that a truck backed into a car.
Olds RCMP Investigate Hit & Run Involving Parked SUV
A parked vehicle was struck overnight on November 8th along 57th Avenue near 53rd Street in Olds. Olds RCMP are investigating.
Town of Didsbury - Shovels In The Ground For New Buy-Low Foods Grocery Store
A new Buy-Low Foods grocery store will be located in the new Shantz Crossing development along highway 582 in the town of Didsbury.
MV County Reeve Reacts To Recent Resolution Made By Wheatland County
Wheatland County, east of Calgary, passed a resolution unanimously this month which states if the federal government does not treat Alberta more fairly the province should hold an independence referendum. Mountain View County Reeve Bruce Beattie says he thought it was a short term reaction to the election with emotions running high, however the discussion is needed.
Innisfail RCMP - Male charged after short standoff with police
A 33 year old Innisfail man faces a list of charges after a short term investigation by Innisfail General Investigation Section.
Alberta's Minister of Education Visits Carstairs Elementary School Following Capital Funding Announcement
Carstairs Elementary School's addition project will see 10 additional classroom spaces to accommodate 250 students, thanks to the Alberta government's announcement earlier this month. The Chinook's Edge Board of Education gathered with Carstairs Mayor, Council, the Education Minister Adriana LaGrange and Speaker of the House Nathan Cooper on Wednesday, November 13th to celebrate.
Olds College Among Canada's Top 50 Research Colleges
Olds College is one of four Alberta Colleges to make the grade in 2019 as one of the Top 50 Research Colleges in the nation.The annual rankings released by Research Infosource Inc., have Olds College moving up one place from 44th in 2018 to 43rd this year.